Rebel MPs are ‘plotting to defy Boris Johnson by seizing control of the parliament timetable

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Labour MPs are plotting to try and force a vote on the second referendum or customs union as early as next week rather than giving in to Boris Johnson‘s election demands, it has emerged. 

Politicians are plotting to take control of parliament’s timetable again in a similar tactic to that used to force the PM to ask for a Brexit delay with the Benn act.

Plans would mean taking control of parliament’s timetable and forcing a Brexit legislation vote.

MPs say this is a possibility if Boris Johnson continues to refuse to work on the withdrawal agreement bill until a general election is agreed for December 12

Once MPs take control of parliament’s agenda, they would put forward one of the deals already forged – either by Johnson or Theresa May.

MPs told The Guardian that votes on introducing a customs union and having a second referendum could also be held at that point.

Despite the mounting pressure, Mr Corbyn again dodged giving straight answers on how he will respond in an appearance on ITV's This Morning - as he faces a massive revolt from his own MPs who fear being destroyed by voters

Despite the mounting pressure, Mr Corbyn again dodged giving straight answers on how he will respond in an appearance on ITV's This Morning - as he faces a massive revolt from his own MPs who fear being destroyed by voters

Despite the mounting pressure, Mr Corbyn again dodged giving straight answers on how he will respond in an appearance on ITV’s This Morning – as he faces a massive revolt from his own MPs who fear being destroyed by voters

The plans aim to show EU leaders that parliament means business about using the extension to break the deadlock.

Johnson today told Corbyn to ‘man up’ and back his plans for a pre-Christmas general election, as the Brexit process was effectively put on hold while the Labour leader makes up his mind whether to back a snap election.

Despite the mounting pressure, Mr Corbyn again dodged giving straight answers on how he will respond in an appearance on ITV’s This Morning – as he faces a massive revolt from his own MPs who fear being destroyed by voters.

Mr Corbyn insisted that Mr Johnson would have to come to Parliament and rule out the UK ever leaving the EU with No Deal. That is a higher bar than the party’s previous condition that there must not be a threat of crashing out during an election campaign.

The veteran left-winger also criticised the December 12 date as ‘odd for many reasons’, arguing it was ‘so near Christmas’ and ‘after universities finish their terms’.

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